Kyrie Irving gives back to his old high school

New Jersey native Kyrie Irving will be shelling out a large amount of money in order to renovate St. Patrick High School Academy. Over this past weekend Irving announced that he will be funding the construction of a new gymnasium, locker room and weight room for the students of the school.

Irving played for Montclair Kimberley Academy his freshman and sophomore year averaging 26.5 points, 10.3 assist and 4.8 boards per game. He became only the school's second 1,000 point scorer since the school opened in 1974. During his sophomore year he, he led the MKA to it's first New Jersey Prep 'B' state title. After that year, he transferred to St. Patrick High School because he believed he needed a bigger challenge in order to get ready for College and eventually the NBA. 

While playing at St. Patrick, Irving played with Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, who was considered one of the best players in the class of 2011. Irving and Kidd-Gilchrist went on to become the first and third picks in the 2011 NBA Draft.  In his first season at St. Patrick's, Irving averaged 17 points, five boards, six assists and two steals per game. 

The current students and basketball players couldn't be happier about the renovations or meeting NBA All-Star Kyrie Irving. 

To top it all off, he left the basketball team with some athletic gear and a pair of Nike Kyrie 4s. Respect to Irving for never forgetting where he came from and giving back to those who helped his along his journey.  

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